Ed Johnson-Williams

Re-written website: Get YouTube Thumbnails

Published: 13 January 2021

Reading time: 1 min

Tagged as: New Website / Svelte

A few years ago, I made a tool called Get YouTube Thumbnails. See my original blog post about it.

This is what it did.

When you submit a YouTube URL, you get back the image, a link to that image, and the original height and width of that image (even if it's scaled down on your screen size).

You can also download the image with a YouTube play logo overlaid on the top.

Anyway, that site broke and I didn't remember enough about how it worked to fix it. So I rebuilt Get YouTube Thumbnails

It does exactly the same thing. It's possibly a bit rough around the edges but it works.

See the code for the site. It uses Svelte and Netlify functions this time around and still uses Cloudinary for the image processing.